“Get Back in the Game” Program for Young People


There are many reasons why young people aged 15 to 19 years disengage with education and paid and non-paid work. Irrespective of the cause, the NSW Government is keen to assist these young people with its “Get Back in the Game” program.

__The Get Back in the Game program is available for two cohorts of young people under different titles: __

  • Back in the Game, supports young people at school in need of support to remain engaged at school or transition to employment or training.
  • Get in the Game, supports young people disengaged from all employment, education and training.

The Get Back in the Game Program funds local community organisations to case-manage transitions of disengaged young people into education, training and employment, and to broker support services such as housing and health which may be essential to successful transitions.

Last week the Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman announced that the Program is being expanded, with the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre contracted to deliver services to local young people. The Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre has offices in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Goulburn, Moss Vale and Wollongong.

“This program has helped thousands of young people across the State and now it will support young people aged 15-19 locally,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Minister for Education and Early Learning, Sarah Mitchell, explained that since the Program commenced in 2016, more than 7,000 young people have discovered areas of interest, developed career plans, and either engaged in work or training or headed back to complete their secondary school education.

“This expansion will further the program’s reach and help more young people finish school, access training and get a job,” Ms Mitchell said.

You can learn more about the Program HERE.

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